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  February 20, 2001

Conservation Ecologist To Speak
on 'Making Parts Work'

One of the world's most respected conservation ecologists, John Terborgh, will speak on "Making Parks Work," on Wednesday, Feb. 21, at 4 p.m., in the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center. His presentation is part of the Edwin Way Teale Series on Nature and the Environment.

Terborgh is one of the National Audubon Society's 100 Champions of Conservation of the Century, and a member of the Board of the World Wildlife Fund. He is director of the Center for Tropical Conservation at Duke University and has researched plants, birds, and primates of rainforests in Latin America for 40 years. He currently directs international conservation projects in Manu National Park in Peru and Lago Guri Islands in Venezuela.

He is author/coauthor of seven major books, including Making Parks Work (2001), Requiem for Nature (1999), Continental Conservation (1991), Diversity and the Tropical Rain Forest (1991) and others.

His honors have included a MacArthur Fellowship (1992-97), Guggenheim and Pew Conservation Fellowships, and grants from World Wildlife Fund, Smithsonian, Andrew Mellon Foundation and others.

The Teale lecture series brings leading scholars and scientists to UConn. For information, call (860) 486-4500.